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Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Food Idea for Kids

Are you looking for healthy and fun St. Patricks Day food ideas for the kids? We have 5 healthy ways to eat a rainbow, green fruit salad skewers, and we’ve turned out breakfast green too. Today we have a really fun and healthy meal idea for the kids that they are going to love.

st patricks day food tray with a shamrock quesadilla with grapes, vegetable chips and carrot sticks

What do you give kids to eat on St. Patrick’s Day? Are you looking for a healthy option?

Even the pickiest eater is going to love our fun and healthy basket complete with shamrock quesadillas. You can make a food basket like ours for a St. Patrick’s Day party, or put all of the ingredients into a Bento-style box for the kids to take to school.

Let’s start with making the shamrock quesadillas before we assemble our St Patricks Day food though.

Shamrock quesadillas

We used corned beef and Swiss cheese in our quesadillas, but if you have picky eaters who only eat Mexican cheese, or prefer chicken and cheese, then make your quesadillas to accommodate them. The shape will be the same, just switch out the filling.


  • Spinach wraps
  • Corned beef lunch meat
  • Swiss cheese
  • Shamrock cookie cutter
  • Sides: green grapes, carrot sticks, vegetable chips,

spinach wraps, corned beef lunch meat, and Swiss cheese slices with a shamrock cookie cutter to make shamrock quesadillas


The first step is to heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Put a layer of Swiss cheese over a spinach wrap.

Swiss cheese layered over a spinach tortilla to make a quesadilla

Add a layer of corned beef lunch meat over the Swiss cheese.

corned beef and swiss cheese on a spinach wrap

Put a second spinach wrap over the top, and then, using a shamrock cookie cutter, cut out shamrock shapes.

shamrock quesadillas filled with corned beef and Swiss cheese

Heat the quesadillas for about 1 minute on each side until the cheese is melted.

Serve your shamrock quesadillas with green grapes, vegetable chips, and carrot sticks.

a st patricks day food tray with shamrock quesadillas, vegetable straws, carrot sticks, and green grapes

What other St Patricks Day food (or green food) would you serve your shamrock quesadillas with?

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